I think we all want to know some ways to avoid saggy skin. I know that I am up for having this knowledge. Saggy skin can happen for several different reasons but the main reasons are weight loss and aging. However, there are ways to avoid saggy skin if you want to make the effort to do so.
1. Stay Toned
The first of the ways to avoid saggy skin is to make the effort to stay toned. If you do not exercise regularly, your muscle tone will not be as good. Good muscle tone helps to keep your skin tight and toned. Any exercise is good. A few specific exercises that are great at keeping saggy skin at bay are walking, jogging and strength training with weights.
2. Don’t Let Your Weight Yo-Yo
When you lose a lot of weight very quickly, you are going to end up with saggy skin. It is not good to lose weight quickly for a variety of reasons. It is better to try to hold your weight loss steady at losing one to two pounds per week. Losing more than that will contribute to saggy skin. In order to lose weight in a healthy way, avoid crash diets, cleanses and other unhealthy ways of losing weight.
3. Eat Healthy Foods
Not only will eating healthy foods help you to avoid your weight yo-yoing, it is jam packed with vitamins. The nutrients in healthy food will help your skin to be healthy and retain elasticity. Fruits and vegetables are especially good to help prevent saggy skin. Other good choices include lean protein and whole grains. The basic rule is if it is good for you, it is good for your skin.
4. Apply a Skin Firming Lotion
There are many options to choose from in this category. All of them may not deliver what they promised. A lot of this will just have to be trial and error until you find one that works best for you. Even if it does not deliver its promise, it will keep your skin moisturized. That is helpful because well moisturized skin is less likely to show signs of aging such as saggy skin.
5. Wear Sunscreen
The sun is one of the biggest causes of aging. Aging occurs when you lose elasticity. Sun exposure speeds this process along. You can prevent this by being careful of your sun exposure and wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen not only helps your skin to not become saggy but it also helps protect you from skin cancer.
6. Invest in Good Facial Skin Care
Saggy skin looks awful on all parts of the body but it really looks bad on the face. Perhaps that is because it is more noticeable there. To combat that, invest in a good facial skin care routine. I have used Mary Kay’s Timewise line for years and am very happy with the results that I have observed. It is a good idea to look for products that contain Vitamins A and C, as they have been proven to be especially good at helping retain elasticity and therefore prevent saggy skin.
7. Avoid Sugar
This tip is probably the hardest one for me to follow. Sugar is very bad for your skin. It does not help you with the texture or elasticity of your skin. As hard as it is, try to break the sugar habit now. It is okay to indulge now and then but it is best to keep it to special occasions.
While you cannot completely prevent saggy skin you can certainly do a lot to prevent and treat it. These tips can help you. What suggestions do you have to avoid saggy skin?